Field survey in the tumulus zone of Senegal

  title={Field survey in the tumulus zone of Senegal},
  author={Susan Keech Mcintosh and Roderick J. Mcintosh},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
Thousands of earthen mounds of varying sizes, presumed to be funerary monuments, occur throughout a 32,000 km2 area of western Senegal. Previous inventory work and extremely limited excavation have not adequately addressed basic questions such as the relation of tumulus sites to habitation sites, the relative chronology and cultural affinities of the tumulus phenomenon in the northern and southern parts of the tumulus zone, and the temporal and cultural relationship of the southern tumuli to… 
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